This unit was done with a 11th grade level ELA class, but it could be done with any high school ELA class.
Note: Lesson plans and materials are included. Some assignments require visiting links which are included in the lesson plans. Lesson plans include standards addressed and homework assignments.
Lesson #1: Fundamental Characteristics of Romanticism
Lesson #2: Progression of American Romanticism
Lesson #3: The Fall of the House of Usher and Romanticism
Lesson #4: Defining American Romanticism (using anchor texts)
Lesson #5: Defining Transcendentalism (using researched art pieces -- student mini-project)
Lesson #6: Intro to Assessment -- student work day
Lesson #7: Peer-reviews on Assessment (writing piece)
Lesson #8: Assessment Presentation Requirements/Work Day
Please leave feedback and comments! I was assessed on these materials, so some lesson plans go into more depth than most teachers will probably need.